Monday, 17 October 2016


Friday 14th October 2016 - Springfield Park

The new 2016-17 YHPSCL season started with a bang at the Springfield park Hill Climb. Just over one hundred riders from nine schools turned up in good conditions to test themselves against the infamous hill.
The racing started with the year 4 riders taking to the hill for the first time. Quite a few of them rode up the hill really well and will be ones to watch out for over the coming season and years.

Year 4 girls results
Lena from Jubilee topped the y4 girls finishing in under 40 seconds at 39.7 seconds - a great effort, and Arlo from Gayhurst topped the y4 boys at 36.36 - a storming ride from the young man who looked like he really wanted it.

Year4 boys results

The year five girls saw Grazebrook take two of the three top spots with Loelle coming 1st in 39.16 and Betty at 40.97 - sandwiched between the two was Ashleigh from Millfields on 39.77 seconds.

Year 5 girls results

The year 5 boys saw the top five riders dip below 40 seconds wit the run away winner Milton from Millfields getting below thirty in 27.16 seconds - would any of the year 6 riders beat this time? Last years winner Milo from Jubilee came 2nd with Che from Southwold finishing in third.

year 5 boys results

The year 6 girls was won by Anna from Jubilee in the fastest girls time of the day at 32.91 seconds, she was followed by her team mate Maia at 37.21 then Ruby from Millfields at 39.87.

year 6 girls results

The entire top ten of the year 6 boys finished under 40 seconds with the winner - Robin from Millfields dropping below 30 to finish in 28.04. harper from gayhurst pipped Ruben from Jubilee to second with just  7 /100ths of a second separating them.

Year 6 boys results

The fatest time of the day then went to year 5 Milton with his 27 second effort - only three second s off the course record - will he come back next year and beat it? All this means our early league leaders are Millfields followed by Jubilee. Full table below.

League standings after round 1.

Thursday, 13 October 2016

New Season kicks of tomorrow with the Hill Climb

*Note this  might not in fact be Springfield Park

The eighth year of the Young Hackney Primary School league will get underway tomorrow with the traditional opener - the Springfield Park Hill Climb. The short but intense effort sends out a signal to the riders that racing throughout the year will require strong cycling if they want to win the league for their team.Rising 22m over a little over 100m in length the hill gets steeper towards the top.
Will we finally see someone topple the league record set in 2010 of 24.3 seconds?
Racing starts at 1pm sharp.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

2015-16 League finale

 Another sunny day at Hackney Downs and the end of another season's go ride racing for the young riders of Hackney.  This year we had more schools taking part than before - 13 - more riders at every event than before - averaging over 90- and more juice than before - more on that to come.

The finale comprised of team track events the first set of races were team pursuits with two in each team racing two teams at a time against the clock.  The year 4 riders did 2 laps, year 5 three and year 6 four.
Harry giving it some juice.
 After each rider had raced they had the opportunity to go and  pedal a smoothie maker for some extra refreshment. The queues soon built up.

The second set of races were team sprints - again the teams had two riders each with the first rider pulling out the way after half alap and the 2nd riders time being recorded after 1 full lap.

The races were all hotly contested with the wins being shared between Gayhurst, Millfields, Jubilee and Parkwood. Southwold and Woodberry Downs both did very well too. Ultimately the day was all about Millfields as they won again and consolidated their grip on the league winning the trophy for the first time.
Jubilant Millfields squad.
Well done to all the competitors over the season for giving it a go - results and photos below.

The popular smoothie maker in action

Year 5 boys podium

Year 6 girls podium - Millfields 3rd, Jubilee 2nd, Parkwood 2nd.

year 5 results

year 6 boys podium - Parkwood 3rd, Millfields 1st, Gayhurst 2nd.

Year 6 results

Year 5 girls podium - Millfields 3rd, Jubilee 1st, Gayhurst 2nd.
Year 4 boys podium - gayhurst 3rd, Millfields 1st, Jubilee 2nd.

year 4 girls podium Parkwood 3rd, Millfields 1st, Gayhurst 2nd
year 4 results

top points winners across the 2016/17 season

Final league standings

The 2016-17 league winners _ Millfields Community School Cycling Team

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Sprint Fest on Hackney Downs

Riders briefing
Friday 10th June 2016 -
Round 8 of the YHPSCL and once again the sun was shining down on Hackney Downs. One Hundred riders representing ten schools turned up to take part in a sprint fest' grass track. A rider from each school would take part in one of three preliminary heats for each age group and gender. Following that riders who placed 8-10th would take part in the Minor-Minor Finals, then the riders who placed 4-7th would compete in the Minor-Finals and finally those who placed 1st -3rd in the heats competed in the finals. The heats were  three laps long with the first neutralised behind a human derny. 

Year 5 girls heat

 The heats proved very competitive which could mean only one thing everyone wanted to get in their final.
Girls heat finish
 With league standings being very tight only  place in the final guaranteed points as only the winners of the minor-finals and minor minor -finals scoring points.

Year 5 boys heat
 Some big hitters from previous rounds of this years league missed out - coming fourth in their heat.

Year 6 girls heat
And some of th usual suspects made it through no problem.

Logan - the hard working human derny leads round another heat of year 6 boys

year 6 boys heat 1

year 5 girls eager to start
 Meg McGrandle of Millfields won the year 5 girls minor minor final and Dexter Cleary from Gayhurst won the boys year 5 minor minor final.

Action from one of the finals
 Lily Farrow from Shacklewell won the year 6 girls minor minor final while Yakub from Thomas Fairchilds won the boys year 6  event.

kingsmead finisher
  Ruby Isles of Millfields won the year 5 girls  minor final and Laurie McPhilips - Southwold won the boys year 5 minor  final.
winner of the year 5 girls
  Solihat Adekoya from Southwold won the year 6 girls minor minor final while George Metson from Jubilee won the boys year 6  event.
A big winning margin
Anna Ventris from Jubilee won the year 5 girls final and Robin Steer of  Millfields won the boys year 5 final.
Year 5 boys final

Year 5 girls results
action from the year 5 boys final
Year 5 boys results

Anoushka Minale of Millfields won the year 6 girls  final and Conrad Cousins also of Millfields won the boys year 6 final.

year 6 girls final

Year 6 girls results
year 6 boys final
year 6 boys results

With Millfields being in the ascendency how would this affect the league standings?

year 6 boys final line up
League standings after round 8.
It now looks like only a no show would deprive Millfields of their first league title - but I'm sure Jubilee won't give it up without a fight. Gayhurst look secure in third whilst the battle  for fourth place is very tight between Southwold and Parkwood on 145 points each and Kingsmead on 140.
Welcome too to newcomers Woodbery Down. See you all on the 8th of July for this seasons finale.

Photos - Roderick Ryan and others.